CIVILIZATION VI – First Look: Macedon


Alexander leads Macedon in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. He had conquered most of the known world in less than a dozen years, and died young. His legacy was the lasting influence of Hellenistic culture through the Near East, and greater contact between East and West. Macedon’s unique ability is called “Hellenistic Fusion.” Every time a city is conquered, Macedon gets a bonus based on the kind of Districts that are present within a city. Macedon’s unique unit is the Hypaspist. These swordsmen replacements get extra combat strength when besieging Districts, and get extra support bonuses. The Basilikoi Paides is Macedon’s unique building. It yields science when a non-civilian unit is trained in the city and gives additional bonuses when training certain military units. Alexander’s abilities are focused on conquest. His ability “To the World’s End” means Macedon incurs less war weariness, so they can stay at war longer. He also gives Macedon the Hetairoi, a speedy Heavy Cavalry replacement for the Horseman, which comes with a free promotion. Alexander’s ability makes it easier to stay at war with your enemies, and your early unique units will let you roll from conquest to conquest. Capturing cities will give extra bonuses based on the Districts within them, allowing you to focus on conquest while not falling behind in other areas. The Basilikoi Paides will continue to yield science as long as you keep putting armies in the field. Will your name become synonymous with conquest? How will you lead Macedon in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI?

100 Comments

  1. Jojo La Patate said:

    More and more disappointed by the civ … Macedon ? Australia ? pfff

    March 27, 2017
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  2. Alex said:

    Making a separate civ for Macedon will trigger the Greeks..

    March 27, 2017
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  3. Omer Gaming94 said:

    starts new game
    turn 20
    Alexander: Hi
    Me: Oh shi
    declares war

    March 27, 2017
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  4. Wisdow said:

    The biggest douche is back…
    And he befriends gorgo. damn.

    March 27, 2017
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  5. Chris Leong said:

    I may not be right but I would think Alexander's Hetairoi should be the swordsmen and Macedon's unit to be the cav. The term "Hetairoi" were the mercs Alexander used for his conquest, and later the same term were used for foreign imperial guards of the Eastern Roman Empire (Before the Varangian guards). The Macedonian hetairoi should just be a general term for the non-Greek units of the Macedonian army, but as infantry is the most generic thing you would imagine it makes sense the hetairoi is made an infantry instead of a cav.

    I mean I can understand it sort of that the hetairoi is just another name for companion cav that civ kept calling them so they might wanna sound a bit different, but then why are you giving this almost not "macedonian style" at all infantry to the civ? Macedon is a lot more famous for pikes, peltasts, and cav (Pikes and peltasts is mainly for everyone with hellenic culture too but still, Macedon had good pikes and in hellas people use hoplites), and they are also famous for their cav because Thesally which is basically the Macedonian area produces good horses. And also because of the companion cav legacy they have a slightly more "serious" approach on actual fighting cav instead of scouting which is what other hellenic factions used cav for.

    TLDR:
    Alexander's leader ability Hetairoi should be the infantry
    The Macedonian unique unit should be cav or pikes

    March 28, 2017
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  6. Wilhelm Wirén said:

    Free?

    March 28, 2017
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  7. Emanuele Bonasia said:

    What is that new tile improvement for the romans at 0.33 ?

    March 28, 2017
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  8. acer3573 said:

    Was he meant to look like the a$$hole Prince Charming in "Shrek?"

    March 28, 2017
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  9. Gabriel Souza said:

    Dang the great douchbag is back

    March 28, 2017
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  10. Fake said:

    Wtf they turned Alexander the Great into fucking Steve Irwin

    March 28, 2017
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  11. R said:

    I hate early powerhouses focused on conquest, it's just cheap. Similar to Attila in the previous game, they start with all the advantages and their neighbours will sure fall.

    March 28, 2017
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  12. Patrick Jenkins said:

    ISKANDAR, THE KING OF CONQUERORS IS HERE!!!!!!!!

    March 28, 2017
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  13. Mitch Petersen said:

    Oh boy… This is going to flare up the ongoing Macedonian/Greek nonsense.

    March 29, 2017
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  14. Isaac Baez said:

    YES…..ALL THE CITY STATES WILL BE ME FRIENDS FOREVER!!!

    March 29, 2017
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  15. e21big said:

    "A king must live a grander life than any other’s, and stoke his people’s feelings of admiration! He who is worthy of all heroes’ envy, and he who leads their way, is king! Therefore, the king is not alone. For his will equals that of all his followers together!"

    March 29, 2017
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  16. Mihael Kusić said:

    Alexander looks like a surfer.

    March 29, 2017
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  17. Георги Статев said:

    OOOOOHHH careful 2k …you are walking on a very thin ice here…almost PISSED OFF alot of greeks and bulgarians… 😀

    March 29, 2017
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  18. Gonzalo Conde said:

    he is fucking awful

    March 29, 2017
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  19. Gyrosmeister said:

    We need more Greece please!!!

    March 29, 2017
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  20. Gyrosmeister said:

    RIP Basilikoi Paides Pronounciation

    March 29, 2017
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  21. Fenasi Kerim said:

    Man this civ is op.That cav is too strong in multiplayer.I had 170 score as Aztec my foe was 80 score Macedon he steamrolled me.

    March 29, 2017
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  22. Fenasi Kerim said:

    Zero war weariness is op.He doesnt lose amenity and you start to rebel.

    March 29, 2017
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  23. Filippos Stath said:

    THERE IS NO UNIT "BASILIKOI PAIDES"!!!!! I am Greek and i can surely read this "basilikoi paides", means "royal guys"….except that in Greek "oi"= i and "ai"= e, also "b" = mp and not v….so if you need to spell in English "Βασιλικοι Παιδες" you make it sounds like "Mπασιλικοη Πεηδες"…..IT SHOULD BE "VASILIKI PEDES"!!!!!!!!!

    March 30, 2017
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  24. Anton Cha Cha said:

    HI ALL….FOR THOSE WHO ARE CONFUSED ABOUT THE MACEDON ISSUE.. MACEDON WAS IN PRESENT DAY GREECE AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN PART OF GREECE.. DO NOT CONFUSE YOURSELVES WITH THE COUNTRY THAT CALLS ITSELF FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA AS THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ANCIENT GREEK KINGDOM OF MACEDON SINCE THEY SPEAK A WESTERN BULGARIAN DIALECT ALONG WITH SERBO-BULGARIAN TRADITIONS.. IF YOUR UNSURE ABOUT THIS, GO TO GOOGLE AND TYPE IN 'WHERE IS ANCIENT MACEDON' AND IT WILL TELL YOU. OR BETTER YET TYPE IN WHERE WAS ALEXANDER THE GREAT BORN AND IT WILL CLEARLY TELL YOU HE WAS BORN IN THE CITY OF PELLA,REGION OF MACEDON,COUNTRY GREECE THE PEOPLE OF THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA ARE A SLAVIC PEOPLE AND HAVE NAMED THE AREA THAT THEY INHABIT AFTER THE GREEK KINGDOM BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO CREATE A NATION SINCE THEIR COUNTRY IS MADE UP OF SLAVS BEING BULGARIANS AND SERBS, ALBANIANS FROMW HAT YOU CAN SEE WITH WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THEIR COUNTRY NOW, VLACHS,TURKS AND SOME ROMANI PEOPLE.. SO BASICALLY THEY ADOPTED THE NAME OF THE COUNTRY WHERE AS THE GREEKS INHERITED IT BECAUSE THEY PRODUCED GREEK KINGS SUCH PHILLIP AND HIS SON ALEXANDER.. SAYING THINGS LIKE 'GREECE AND MACEDONIA' IS LIKE SAYING GREECE AND ATHENS THEY ARE THE SAME THING AND ARE PART OF THAT COUNTRY LOL.. PEACE

    March 30, 2017
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  25. Thomas Huffcutt said:

    Really? There's not enough of of a difference between Greece and Macedon.

    March 30, 2017
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  26. The Yawn said:

    Pls add Austro-Hungary!!

    April 2, 2017
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  27. Jo_Tunn said:

    anyone else thinks he looks derpy as fuck?

    April 4, 2017
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  28. Rafael Alfredo said:

    #BWS ARE GREAT AND CICLE OF GAMES AND NEWS TITLE.

    April 5, 2017
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  29. Fellowship of Gaming said:

    Yes Alex is back!! it can't be a civ game without alex

    April 7, 2017
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  30. Sid Meier's Civilization said:

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    April 10, 2017
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  31. Alexcountery said:

    I want mexico sooooooo bad!

    April 10, 2017
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  32. TheCredfield said:

    alexander the celebrity deathmach character

    April 14, 2017
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  33. Mecha Leo said:

    "His ability, "to the worlds end", means Macedon incurs less war weariness, so they can stay at war longer."
    I officially have the only nation I'll need in single player campaigns.

    April 16, 2017
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  34. Conditioned Chin Dillashaw said:

    Do America with Trump next. I wanna see 90% of your fanbase get triggered beyond help.

    April 16, 2017
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  35. ivan petrov said:

    that narrator voice is just atrocious.

    April 19, 2017
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  36. Garrett Stewart said:

    I feel like the gave us the basic civs with one unit replacement, one tile improvement, and one unique ability. then they release new ones and literally pile on a crap ton of stuff so they are ridiculously broken.

    April 19, 2017
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  37. Gareth said:

    RIP Civ franchise.

    April 21, 2017
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  38. EnDricks Game said:

    3 different kinds of Greece?

    Sounds like a job for Ajax!

    April 22, 2017
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  39. NecroVMX said:

    Alexander the fuckboy lol

    April 24, 2017
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  40. Luka Hays said:

    They better add Vietnam with Ho Chi Minh as its leader as a DLC Civ eventually.

    April 24, 2017
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  41. Nathan Wright said:

    Insert Fate/Zero joke.

    April 30, 2017
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  42. Ahsan Shuvo said:

    So, you managed to put 2 greeks and a half(nit that I'm complaining) but can't put an ottoman ?

    May 4, 2017
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  43. Cause 1337 said:

    Since developers are so focused on Balkan's peninsula and the Middle East it would be great to add Serbia and Ottomans

    May 11, 2017
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  44. Steven G. said:

    If they make a Philippines civ I will cry because of how happy I would be

    May 28, 2017
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  45. Fenasi Kerim said:

    It's 29 may where are turks?

    May 29, 2017
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  46. Darth Dangermouse said:

    For additional realism, rename every city you conquer to 'Alexandria'.

    June 6, 2017
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  47. Trying2Boriginal said:

    Why you don't call that civilization Greece(Alexander) or Greece(Pericles) and Greece(Gorgo) become Athens and Sparta?

    June 22, 2017
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  48. Scott Krafft said:

    Is his second trait Land-coveter, where if you have at least one city he covets your lands for the rest of the game?

    June 24, 2017
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  49. Iron Nikolov said:

    crap…

    June 27, 2017
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  50. Samovar maker said:

    How many Macedonians got triggered reading all these comments saying that Macedon is just another Greek civ and Alexander is just another Greek leader?

    July 19, 2017
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  51. Margarita M. said:

    Civilization Alexander is such a fuckboy, I can't -_-

    July 22, 2017
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  52. Habib Ainun Syifa Fadhurrohman said:

    the arrogant twat is back… 🙁

    (who cares? still play the game)

    August 2, 2017
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  53. mazafakabitch 111 said:

    The greatest back-stabber has returned!

    August 9, 2017
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  54. Sam x said:

    Disappointed that the Unique Unit isn't Companion Cavalry .-. … they were the crux of his army, the hammer to his anvil.

    August 12, 2017
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  55. SS SS said:

    0:20 Macedon unique ability is Hellinistic fusion i build my 1st city with them (capital) the default name was skopje WTF are you on drags?

    September 1, 2017
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  56. Xernorus Xernorus said:

    Why his colors are a fine green/yellow, but in game it's black/yellow? Can i have the colors in this video?

    September 8, 2017
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  57. Zeld Crc said:

    Ughh this bully 😒

    September 20, 2017
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  58. sunbabybull said:

    can you bring back Polynesia?

    September 24, 2017
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  59. Asjf htm said:

    Iskandar Zulkarnaen

    October 18, 2017
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  60. Wira SW said:

    The Chad lord straight outta Hellas, aka Alex the Great

    October 18, 2017
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  61. Boris Stefanov said:

    No Bulgaria but macedon ggwp you discuss me

    October 18, 2017
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  62. Wira SW said:

    Virgin Democratic Pericles vs Chad Emperor Alexander of Macedonia

    November 28, 2017
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  63. nero91 said:

    no companion cavalry?!

    December 5, 2017
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  64. Christian Butterfield said:

    Sid Meier's Civilization… Yo…CIV. Ok 2 things.. FIRST, Ive been playing civ for years, from civ 3 all the way to now, and civ 6…. Wow omg what are you people doing ?! Its like some people (who should fired) said "hey, how about we take out all the things about the civ 5s realistic design and leader movements.. And for civ 6, we go back to the civ 4 design of cartoons … cuz Ya know , kids wont play if it looks too real "….civ 6 makes you feel like a kid , in a bad way. AND WE ALL KNOW IM RIGHT. ( if you have civ 5, look at the fish and wales. Now look at the wales in civ 6 ) TRASH!!! Why do i feel like im playing a civ app ? GET THE CIV 5 DESIGN TEAM BACK NOW !! SECOND , you civ people always have the balls to make America a civ. now you have Astralia, but evey game , no Canada! Wtf ?! Do you hate Canada? Like you have all the biggest civs in land mass. Russia, China, brazil , India, the US … But you cut out Canada. (Tbh i think you do it so the U.S has space to expand in the real earth map ) Lol oh but you need 2 Greeses.. And whatever the fuck scythia is…. JUST ADD CANADA, AND MORE AFRICAN CIVS… AND IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO 2 LEADERS PER CIV, HAVE ONE THAT WAS MORE EVIL, AND ONE THAT WAS MORE GOOD. THAT WOULD ADD TO THE GAME. But other than all that ^ the new things in the civ 6 game play is better than civ 5. just make civ 6 look like civ 5, You dont need a buch of movement and colour to keep my attention , im not 10 years old….

    December 6, 2017
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  65. The SMMDH said:

    Add Keemstar

    December 6, 2017
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  66. The SMMDH said:

    Keemstar will be fucking Angry for this

    December 6, 2017
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  67. Kurotaisa said:

    FOR ISKANDAR! KING OF CONQUERORS!

    December 12, 2017
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  68. 1 8 said:

    Wow alexander is back this guy is either my best ally or my worst enemy. Once he and i basically conquered the world and i declared war on him and he won every single battle like real life

    December 13, 2017
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  69. JonatasAdoM said:

    You couldn't give Macedom a female leader, so you made Alexander look like one! At least make him look like hercules from the Disney cartoon!

    December 18, 2017
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  70. Blair Brown said:

    Thank you for bringing him back!!!! My absolute fav!!!

    December 28, 2017
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  71. Bombuchu said:

    WORLD BUILDER!!!! WHERE ART THOU!!!

    January 4, 2018
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  72. Ragnarokkr9 said:

    Why is he blond he wasn’t blond in real life

    January 21, 2018
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  73. Katharine said:

    He's… Very easy on the eyes.

    January 21, 2018
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  74. Mr. Cub Fan 415 said:

    (sees title)
    (has sudden realization)
    (grabs popcorn)
    (waits for comment war between FYROM and Greece)

    January 26, 2018
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  75. ji loli said:

    Time for these Skopjan propagandists to learn some history. Macedonia was and is Greek. It was located in Greece, Pella. Alexander's mother was Olumpiada. Also Alexander studied in ancient Stagira with Aristotelis. The Macedons spoke Greek believed in Greeks gods and of course Alexander had participated in the Olympics where only Greeks where allowed to participate. There is NO historical evidence that says Skopja is Macedon! Macedons was a Greek tribe and kingdom just like the Athenian,Spartan etc, located where now Thessaloniki is (by the way Thessaloniki was also Alexanders sister) and conquered what now is Skopja,Turkey,Egypt etc…. Its like if you try to prove that Egyptians are Macedonias… These Skopjan scums are trying to steal a history that doesn't belong to them. Its crime against national history and everyone should take part!!!

    February 1, 2018
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  76. Thod said:

    I couldn't tell but did they do the thing some of the other Civ games did where he has two different colored eyes? (Its not important but it's interesting to me)

    February 3, 2018
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  77. Adinna Ikhwani said:

    Can u make indonesia unique builiding like borobudur or prambanan ty

    March 1, 2018
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  78. Hartofilax said:

    Wonder how devs make decisions. Ok we can add a civ that actually contributed to the world culture and development or we can add 3rd greek leader and call him Macedonia, just for LOLs, add native-americans just for pol and African leaders for the same reason. No Byzantines, no Bulgaria, No Turks, No Maya, no Carthage, Portugal, Huns…

    March 5, 2018
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  79. GarfieldTheTerrible said:

    Fun fact: it’s believed that alexander had one blue eye and one brown eye.

    March 16, 2018
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  80. Albert Ehlers said:

    Its ironic that their ability to maintain more resistance to weariness is fiction, in history the men, tired of marching on endlessly actually loss morale and were disgruntled with alexander not stopping his myriad conquests

    May 11, 2018
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  81. Slade K said:

    i hope he finally gets his B-2 stealth bombers

    May 18, 2018
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  82. Nikos Skouty said:

    Shame shame shame… Alexander the great comes from Macedonia and Macedonia is Greek!!! Alexander was the ruler of the Greek nation!!! I play Civ from my 12 years, now i'm 39, dedicated to civ, can't believe you fell into this trap. I'm really disappointed in you…

    June 15, 2018
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  83. Quy Nguyen said:

    I was playing a game, and Alexander denounced me 3 times in 15 turns…

    July 1, 2018
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  84. El chevo13 said:

    Were are the mayans ????

    July 1, 2018
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  85. Ole Fredrik Skjegstad said:

    Maybe next time we could have Filip II

    September 7, 2018
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  86. P Vama said:

    Can he use his np?

    September 8, 2018
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  87. Donna Siciliana said:

    Macedonia is not Greece not even in this Game for all the morons who do not understand basic history in Gayreece!! 😀

    November 10, 2018
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  88. Donna Siciliana said:

    Hellenistic is not Hellenic 😛 Macedonia is not Greece not even in this Game! 🙂

    November 10, 2018
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  89. Bread man said:

    I tought Alexander was Greek

    November 16, 2018
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  90. liFE 707 said:

    Civilizations like Macedon Arabia Persia are some of the greatest known to man these must be in the game at launch not as dlcs dlcs should be for lesser known civilizations

    November 23, 2018
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  91. yellowface7 said:

    OH THIS KID. Every single game that I play with Macedon AI it is the same. It would denounce and declare war on EVERYONE and peaces out 70% of the time and in almost every turn this kid denounces me even IF I have a good army. It's like their main goal is to piss off both humans and the AI. You have no chance of friending this child but if you do, hold on to it as much as you can. This AI also tends to get farther than most of their rivals. God, playing with the Macedon AI is like playing with a nine year old child with anger issues.

    November 26, 2018
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  92. Argyrus 47 said:

    The soundtrack for Macedon is full of Serbo-Bulgarian songs go dislike. MAKEDONIA IS GREECE. ΕΣΤΙΝ ΟΥΝ ΕΛΛΑΣ ΚΑΙ Η ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΙΑ.

    December 5, 2018
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  93. Fanfan118 said:

    Oh no they didn't…..do you hear them coming?

    Angry greeks…..so many greeks

    December 14, 2018
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  94. Blu Intropher said:

    Why does he remind me of Prince charming from Shrek

    December 19, 2018
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  95. Giannis K. said:

    Macedon and Byzantine are Hellenic cultures… Couldnt you just place Hellenic Culture… Simple as that.

    December 23, 2018
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  96. Stained Glass Window said:

    Macedonia is Greek

    February 12, 2019
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  97. Stefan Lazarevski said:

    Let the greek vs macedonia battle begin

    March 15, 2019
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  98. Joel Witherspoon said:

    Alexander looks like Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    May 18, 2019
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  99. Helios said:

    and still no parthenon wonder….

    September 10, 2019
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  100. Piesel Powszechny said:

    His hair flip I'm weak

    November 1, 2019
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